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The UTSA orientation fee supports the staffing, programming and technical costs of producing a quality orientation for our new students. Orientation provides information about UTSA’s academic requirements, campus services and resources, and peer support from our Orientation Leaders. Please note that orientation is not supported through tuition dollars and your orientation fee must be paid at the time of Orientation Sign Up.

Orientation Fee

Freshman Orientation $150
Transfer Orientation $150
International Orientation $150
UTSA Online Orientation n/a, all fees are inclusive in UTSA Online tuition
Graduate Orientation n/a

Orientation Payment

When you sign up for Orientation, you will be asked to pay your non-refundable orientation fee by credit card in order to confirm your orientation. Once registration is complete, a confirmation page will appear indicating your confirmed reservation and your non-refundable payment information.

Fee Deferrals (Pay Later)

There is no waiver for the orientation fee. Students who meet certain financial criteria will have the option to defer the orientation fee at the time of sign-up.

If you are unable to defer at sign-up and have extenuating circumstances, you can submit a request to defer the orientation fee by emailing the office directly at Please allow 3-5 business days for us to review your request. Decisions will be emailed directly to your myUTSA email account.

Please remember, the orientation fee is non-refundable, even if you decide not to enroll at UTSA. If you deferred the fee to your tuition account, the fee will become an outstanding balance and will have to be paid by the stated payment deadline for the semester you intended to enroll.


Please email or call 210-458-4724 for any questions or concerns regarding our new student Orientation.